FIFA extends bans to 58 in Chinese fixing cases

FIFA has given worldwide bans to 58 football players and
officials found guilty in Chinese match-fixing cases.

FIFA says it expelled 33 people from world football for life and
25 others will serve five-year bans for involvement in ”domestic
match-fixing and bribery.”

All those banned were previously sanctioned by the Chinese
Football Association.

Life bans were imposed on referee Lu Jun, who officiated two
2002 World Cup group-stage matches, and four former Chinese
internationals: Shen Si, Qi Hong, Jiang Jin and Li Ming.

FIFA says the sanctions follow investigations and trials
conducted by law enforcement and football authorities from

FIFA says the fixed matches were played ”in the 1990s and early